Upcoming Event: 2011 economic forecasts to be released at Oklahoma Economic Outlook Conference

The OSU Center for Applied Economic Research in the Spears School of Business is hosting the Oklahoma Economic Outlook Conference from 8:30 AM to noon on December 7th at the MetroTech Springlake Campus in Oklahoma City.

The conference features the release of the 2011 National and State Economic Forecast and a discussion of current economic policy by Russell Spears, Director of the OSU Center for Applied Economic Research, and Chad Wilkerson, Branch Executive of the Oklahoma City branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

Other sessions include a discussion of innovative strategies for economic development featuring David Wood of the Bartlesville Development Corporation and Lori Broyles of the REI Women’s Business Center; and a look at the urban-rural gap in economic development trends with Deirdre Myers of the Department of Commerce and Kyle Dean of the OSU Center for Applied Economic Reserach.

Registration for the conference is $65 per person with a group discount available. Click here to register.


Former Executive Director David Blatt joined OK Policy in 2008 and served as its Executive Director from 2010 to 2019. He previously served as Director of Public Policy for Community Action Project of Tulsa County and as a budget analyst for the Oklahoma State Senate. He has a Ph.D. in political science from Cornell University and a B.A. from the University of Alberta. David has been selected as Political Scientist of the Year by the Oklahoma Political Science Association, Local Social Justice Champion by the Dan Allen Center for Social Justice, and Public Citizen of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers.

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